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markets. can do. why not what's really happening to the global economy with max culture for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to cons a report on. islam as law looks about to take hold in egypt following the final round of voting on a new constitution opponents are accusing the muslim brotherhood of rigging the ballots about its power. primary school killings in connecticut sparks fears debate over whether america's love of guns has gone too far with manny demanding stricter control over those who can't bear arms. the rain sees more police brutality and arrests for speaking out as the opposition describes the situation in the gulf kingdom at its worst political crisis. and tit for tat lawmakers in moscow give the go ahead to ban u.s.
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adoptions of russian children in response to washington's slapping sanctions on the russian officials. and a sterile insurrection in europe while spaniards seize over a hated budget strikes in greece put a damper on a credit rating upgrade. this is actually going to be live from moscow i'm marina joshing early results from the final round of voting in egypt's troubled the referendum suggests the new constitution is likely to pass as follows nearly a month of protest where the latest violent i'll break being in the country's second largest city of alexandria journalist bill true has more from the capital cairo. the preliminary results are in for egypt's contentious constitutional
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referendum egypt appears to voted for the constitution sixty four percent say yes. thirty six percent have said no this comes after mass to send in the streets across the country with the cost three weeks against this constitution opposition forces say force a presidential dictatorship and was drafted by an islamist dominated assembly of the twenty seven governors that went to vote in the last week only three voted against the constitution. this in the last round is largely due to the fact that in the last seventeen governors they went to vote a large amount of them are rural governorates who with large muslim brotherhood supports places their opposition forces for their part to say that the reason it is a yes is because of electoral violations they say they've seen a number of instances of possible vote rigging including missing judges and so on
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supervised polling stations missing ballot papers stuffed ballot boxes and also campaigning by the muslim brotherhood groups also. conservative salafist groups with in the polling stations telling people to vote yes the biggest news of the day however is the resignation of the vice president mohamed mackey this is largely seen to be perhaps because in the draft constitution as it currently stands there is no post for the vice president this comes in the background of deepening violence across the country on friday we saw clashes between rival protest groups limits rallies in egypt second city exam in support of the constitution there was rock throwing and also burning of cars the police had to intervene with tear gas that comes just one week after a similar clashes and xandra and of course three weeks after a very bloody scenes here in the capital cairo we saw ten people die in my book.
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outside the presidential punished with a deepening political crisis and one to sign talking down now the constitution is likely to be put in place we can only expect dissent on the streets and possible violence across the country i ask and our blogger journalist an opponent of the new constitution explains why he thinks the document is flawed i did vote myself and i voted no for the constitution and i think the vote this vote is not about the constitution but about the legitimacy of the muslim brotherhood and the direction they're taking the country the constitution itself is very flawed it takes away more freedoms it gives police powers to detain people for for more than twelve hours for twelve hours and cement the military role in egypt something unprecedented in all of egypt's constitution the numbers so far in the past results have indicated that this constitution will pass the amount of voting illegal
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irregularities confirm that and the regime is determined as well to let the. sometimes you just can't keep pace with the revolution. later in the program we report on the man or women who have fired up entire nations during the arab spring and who now say they've been left behind. a moment's silence and the last victim laid to rest it's one week since twenty children and sixty six staff at a connecticut primary school were killed and one of the worst mass shootings in american history the tragedy has sparked fears debate on gun control laws with many saying it's too easy for the public to access military grade weapons are just going to found out of america is now ready to change its treasured second amendment. a week after the tragedy at the elementary school in newtown president obama made the
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same pledge as when he became president four years ago to try and get assault weapons off the streets of the u.s. it's a pledge he has failed to deliver on this is not the first issue the first incident with gun violence of your four years. where if you but the administration indicates this time it's different this time they're serious it will take commitment and compromise. and most of all it will take coach shooting this boy it's a school and it's an important part of our spirit the debate taking place at the moment suggests a national consensus on the issue is far down the line and the dialogue between those who support and those who oppose such a ban comes down to this with guns come safety if the guns are in the hands of the good guys if you not believe the stupid man on the powerful special interest group in washington the national rifle association has successfully fought any form of gun control legislation for years and the solution they offer to the epidemic of
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gun violence that has plagued the us is more guns. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun constitutional lawyer roger pilon thinks along the same lines and suggests arming teachers to prevent massacres like the one in newtown connecticut you're always going to have people who are going to be doing these kinds of evil deeds what you need to do is protect yourself against the more weapons in schools and you go to a movie theater you have to carry a gun because there will be there maybe someone with a semiautomatic you know wiping out the entire theater. as we have seen is that what you're suggesting. where do you put it provocatively like that what i'm suggesting people movie theater yes because the police cannot be everywhere
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there are almost three hundred million privately owned farms in the u.s. around ten thousand americans die in gun violence every year the gun murder rate in the u.s. is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two richest and most populous nations combined. we have three hundred million guns in america but also a population of three hundred million people so that's one gun per person and if more guns were actually the solution to deterring shootings of any crime it would have this problem in the first place the gun adam lanza used to kill twenty young children and six adults of the sandy hook elementary school was an a or fifteen semiautomatic rifle it's a military style rifle that can shoot hundreds of rounds at a rapid speed it belongs to adams mother who he also murdered nancy lanza a teacher at the same elementary school owned six guns numerous types of assault weapons are readily available for purchase in the us at gun stores at gun shows and
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online after the newtown tragedy many americans are calling for change again make it inherently make it worth something we could meet something good you can't forget you could create change previous meaningful attempts to change hit a wall and that wall is the second amendment of the constitution the right of the people to bear arms skeptics say the most the administration can do is require background checks at gun shows but again adam lanza's mother a teacher at an elementary school would have probably passed any of those checks and her military style rifle would have ended up in the hands of her son anyway that constitutional lawyer i spoke to seemed very certain that nothing major is going to change when it comes to gun laws in america does that mean more massacres like the tragedy in newtown in washington i'm going to check on. political analyst thinks the debate on gun control will be tough for both sides. there is
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a strong go try the show. believe for a moment the americans. to post. on the right that they certainly should write the constitution under the second amendment to the last rites and there is a culture also house romanticized that you sort of gone. to experience that article early in hollywood you're going to have people who are going to be opposed to the private ownership of guns and they're going to argue about the massacre. and then you're going to. call the amendment of the right to post on bear arms they're going to argue that they can be used for so be friends of course for prompting for instance that of course they're going to say that last should be strengthened to prevent the mentally unstable to get a hold of guns russia is one step closer to imposing a total ban on adoptions of us children by us citizens as the lower house of parliament has given the green light to the motion the ban is part of wider
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legislation targeting those who abuse the rights of russians abroad moscow responding to washington's travel and financial restrictions on russian officials suspected of involvement in the death of lawyer sergei magnitsky he died in custody during a massive tax fraud investigation three years ago president vladimir putin however says the u.s. lacks the moral standing to accuse others of human rights violations. our us are partners and their lawmakers say they are concerned about human rights in our prisons and that's fine of course but there are plenty of issues they have themselves abu ghraib and guantanamo where for years people have been detained without charge it's inconceivable to go prisoners walk around in chains like in the middle ages they've legalized torture inside their own country if something like that happened here it would cause an international outcry if you put it all remains quiet in the u.s.
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we've heard plenty of promises to close guantanamo but it's still there it's still operating maybe there is still torture going on there secret cia prisons has anyone been brought to account and they're pointing at our problems well thank you we're aware of that making this the ground for passing anti-abortion laws it's something absurd and we have a no way provoked such action. i will say one comes as part of a lot of reports and of your q. and a marathon with the media will be bringing you more highlights later this hour . also hidden and dangerous after six months holed up and they quit or an embassy in london was the lower joyous sounds promises to release millions of confidential documents leaving no government in the world on a fact and that's in just a few minutes here r.t. .
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bosco bahrain has seen massive anti-government protests this week with the opposition saying the country suffering the worst political crisis in its modern history they accuse the model of gagging the voice of the people was one of the top activists arrested and charged for tweeting about these rally a man reported about police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators immoderate he has repeatedly been criticized by human rights groups for its crackdown on the opposition movement eighty people have been killed thousands arrested and some reportedly tortured during the almost two years i want rest what it will sign is called the vow says the government reform. but trying to crack down on the opposition. the international community that they have lifted the
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ban on protests but at the same time they are mostly they're behaving just as they are jail in three quarters of the population or oppose them and the population is no longer scared of them the population wants the our colleague to abdicate to leave the country they want democracy they're tired of two hundred thirty years of autocratic dictatorship wires aside silence of the united states when the violations of human rights are so gross i just mean and generally quiet didn't complete prophecy and of course you and everyone else no matter the reason and that's because the fifth fleet based in bahrain two years ago this week the arab spring was born in tunisia but few could have predicted where it would lead including those that had of the uprising parties are going to lose can now reports
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on those left behind by the revolution. it began here in tunisia two years ago when a poverty stricken fruit vendor search yourself on fire in an act of desperation so i'm saying he was a hero others say he was a drunkard with a history of psychological problems whatever more hollow was this is real motivation was his act of self immolation sort of a string of events which became known as the arab spring decades old regimes were toppled what came to replace them is hardly what most of the people in these countries had in mind when they were doing the revolutions they wanted freedom of speech and free elections brought on their tables and jobs what they got seems to be a very different result situation is war strife comparison to. comparison to the years before. the revolution personally i don't feel safe. when we see. all the violence of the police. or of the
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salafist ever. ever unpoliced attacked by by some nationalist people. there are less freedoms right now when it comes to and there are their own freedoms there are attacks on individual freedoms every day they received so many messages from girls saying but they were. straight even by police men. who didn't tolerate their or their way off the rest saying this seems to be a common pattern in the countries that i shared the so-called arab spring just two years ago hopes of transition from authoritarian regimes to a new democratic forms of government seem to have altered rising islamism economies in shambles and increasing discontent the pattern is the same in tunisia and egypt where people are pouring out on the streets again with a renewed zest. i think
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a lot of people did vote for the muslim brotherhood in egypt because they wanted economic changes not just getting rid of mubarak and having morsi and morsi again though he's obviously you know very different political figure to. carry on much the same policies in terms of economic policy in libya the uprising took a bloody turn moammar gadhafi who ruled the country for over forty years was deposed and killed in two thousand and eleven and he nearly being the government has been struggling to control parts of the country going as far as besieging the entire town of bani walid for allegedly providing shelter to diehard khadafi supporters the are using heavy machinery to demolish the demolished houses they can be using now. guys are going to be feeling people children and now got really sick an evening we would not humanity of know what to do please help us save
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our family. i got this time to make libya now the quantum of place where no one can stop them and they have unlimited money and weapons the western leaders were quick to praise changes across the middle east they said it was the beginning of a new democratic era for the region but the model of democracy they may have had in mind doesn't seem to be the right fit i think it has to be a different type of a democratic system. the democracy that the u.s. would like to impose upon egypt tunisia and morocco and the other countries throughout the region and even libya where what was waged last year to topple the gadhafi government is not suitable to the people inside of that region in tunisia in and out of school or to. a luxury yacht belonging to the late apple founder steve jobs has been impounded and amsterdam find out why the vessel owned by
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america's one of. his richest man before his death last year is not heading for the high seas. and on this side three tiny u.s. olympian admits to having a saucy second job she says her husband knew about it but couldn't do a thing to stop her finest and much more at r.t. dot com. spanish protesters this week held a mock funeral for the country's budget after a series of mass protest failed to stop a new batch of government cuts and clothes some thirty nine billion euros worth of war hysteria and demonstrators have already dubbed it a budget of hunger and misery thousands of doctors policemen and public sector works have workers have staged nearly daily protest against layoffs pensioners and
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the elderly joined into over the government's broken value to raise pensions trader alex moran says a spanish collapse would have dire consequences for the whole of europe. if they had managed to all of us are smashing. it. would have understood this stage of the doing it who buys it so. much and everybody's going to blame them for the first year they could actually bring the previous government but not against the current. boys as the spanish bailout is because they know that it's too big to bail out and if they really have to rescue spain and of the euro. shame is that they really have risk which i'm. just going to time and we're still on the road to the bankruptcy. and eventually a breakup of the euro said. money matters are fairing
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a little better ingrates were athens received an unexpected credit rating boost this week it came as a general strike paralyze the country and four of its biggest banks the glare they would need a twenty seven billion euro bailout crisis strategist says the spike the boost little will change for the man on the street right now. you know national community i have met you could be and you have just worked wars which makes investors happy but of course makes the people and the community is relatively happy because you know there's greater safeguards that's the one to turn. so i think that you're going to continue to see this is that where you'll go up and the people are happier but the investor community is left and then you can have. the right where you have more making people more angry and more right at the more protests and more strikes and yet investors feeling more secure. in the bond that they buy. anna g.
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issue has gathered steam at the russia e.u. summit in brussels this week moscow has once again expressed its opposition towards a so-called third energy package a set of rules regulating europe's gas and electricity market it's aimed at reducing the dominating role of russia's giant gazprom in the supplies of gas to the block and the outside companies axes its pipeline that work russia says the motion should not be applied to contracts signed before the package was approved by the e.u. in two thousand and nine. the way he leaks whistleblowing website is ready to release a vast trove of new game changing information concerning every government in the world that was one of the points join us sounds to me as he addressed a crowd of journalists and supporters from the dorian embassy in london this week the whistleblower mark six months since seeking asylum there he says he intends to stay there until months reading his life posed by the u.s.
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is gone we can expose person christine happens and says the website is ready for a full on information war against washington. when we know about the ongoing. investigation and the secret grand jury you know sundry and there is. an ongoing attempt to find an angle to bring charges against julian and possibly all those working for we can use as a very serious matter of course very shameful for the obama administration not to stop that for the man who was right even taken four years ago to increase transparency and what we have seen is totally the opposite which comes against whistleblowers. that has no business in history who will continue our work as we have done despite the difficult situation that you has been in in the ecuador embassy you know for six months but problems with your house arrest that hasn't stopped us we have continued to work. the economic blockade has not stopped us
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